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COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 M globally

ANKARA More than 1.2 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 64,774 people died after contracting the virus, while 246,893 recovered...

Syrian baby brought to Turkey for medical treatment

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian baby suffering from an eye illness was brought to Turkey for medical treatment on Sunday. Baby Yusuf was born with a blood gland on his eye at...

Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 5,650

ANKARA With 76 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus surged to 5,650, state media said on Saturday. A total of 1,134 more people tested positive for...

Russia rises to 8th place in COVID-19 global list

MOSCOW Record high numbers of novel coronavirus cases and related deaths were reported in Russia on Tuesday, making the country the eighth hardest hit in the world by the pandemic. In...

Balkans: Virus cases surpass 34,500

BELGRADE, Serbia  The tally of coronavirus cases in the Western Balkan countries has risen to 34,598, with nearly 1,500 deaths in the region. In the last 24 hours, six more people...

Turkey: Over 28,000 returnees from abroad in quarantine

ANKARA More than 28,000 Turkish citizens are in quarantine after returning from abroad as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. A...

Turkey donates mechanical ventilators to Somalia

ISTANBUL Turkey donated mechanical ventilators to Somalia to help in Mogadishu's efforts against the novel coronavirus pandemic, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank...

90,000 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19: ICN

GENEVA The International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday that it believes at least 90,000 healthcare workers had been infected and more than 260 nurses had died in the novel...

Zambia shuts border with Tanzania to curb COVID-19

ANKARA Zambia on Monday closed its joint border with neighboring Tanzania after experiencing the highest spike of coronavirus infections last week, local media reported. “No traffic will be allowed in or...

Turkey helps vulnerable families in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed food hampers to hundreds of families here to help residents who are not working because of restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus. “In this...

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Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke...

Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

GAZIANTEP / VAN, Turkey Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials. Anti-drug police in the southeastern...

Turkey sends medical aid to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19

BAKU, Azerbaijan Turkey has sent medical supplies to Azerbaijan to contribute to country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's Embassy in Baku said on Sunday. The...

Turkey extends condolences to Japan over deadly floods

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Japan over the deadly floods. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused...

S.Africa reports over 10,000 coronavirus cases in a day

JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported 10,853 new cases of infections with coronavirus late Saturday. This is a record single-day surge in the country. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize...

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